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Sharing Utah's Natural World!

Utah's spectacular natural world inspires exploration, understanding, and stewardship. Here at Utah Master Naturalist, our mission is to train volunteers and professionals who promote stewardship of natural resources within their communities by providing education, outreach, and service. We offer several field courses each year to help you in your lifelong pursuit of knowledge and skills. Visit the about page for more information on how you can become a Utah Master Naturalist.


Online Courses
Utah Master Naturalist offers three online courses to introduce you to Utah's major ecosystems.  Each online course can be completed in about 12-16 hours of work. 
Click here if you would like to enroll in only an online course.


2019 Field Courses

Enrolling in a field course automatically includes the corresponding online course that you will need to complete during the month prior to the field course.

Dark Sky Observations
Online course available now!Completed button

Field courses coming soonCompleted button


Watershed Investigations

Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, For K-12 TeachersCompleted button
Sunday, April 7, & Sat.-Sun., April 13-14, 8am-5pm

Farmington Bay Waterfowl Mgmt AreaFarmingtonCompleted button
Tuesday-Thursday, June 4-6, 9am-5pm

Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter, Park CityCompleted button
Friday-Sunday, June 14-16, 9am-5pm


USU Botanical Center, KaysvilleCompleted button
Tuesday-Thursday, August 13-15, 9am-5pm


Stokes Nature Center, LoganCompleted button
Thursday-Saturday, October 10-12, 9am-5pm


Desert Explorations

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, EscalanteCompleted button
Wednesday-Friday, May 1-3

Moab Area for USU Undergraduate studentsCompleted button

May 6-23 (three-week interdisciplinary course)

Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, For K-12 TeachersCompleted button
October, Dates TBD

Zion National Park & St. George areaCompleted button
Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 22-24, 8:30am-5pm


Mountain Adventures 
Cottonwood Canyons Foundation, Cottonwood CanyonsCompleted button
Saturdays, June 1 & 29, and July 20, 9am-5pm

Natural History Museum of Utah
, Salt Lake City, For K-12 TeachersCompleted button

Monday-Wednesday, July 16-18, 8am-5pm

Stokes Nature Center, LoganCompleted button
Postponed, dates TBD

Utah's Hogle Zoo
, Salt Lake CityCompleted button

Wednesday-Friday, August 7-9, 9am-5pm


Great Basin National Park, Nevada + Bat Bioblitz!Completed button
Sunday evening-Thursday, August 18-22, 9am-late!


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Visit Utah Nature Explorers to discover lesson plans, resources, and field equipment that will help you share Utah's amazing natural world with your students!